How to Cook Chicken Sausage Recipe: [A Step-by-Step Guide]

Author: rahat hossain
January 4, 2023

Chicken sausage has become a favorite at home and restaurants alike. Its success lies in the flavor combination of lean ground Chicken meat mixed with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and savory onions. If you love this dish, this is the perfect time to try some new flavors.

This is a classic recipe for a delicious Chicken sausage. There are lots of variations and ways to change the ingredients. If you want to add some extra flavor, try adding garlic powder, onion powder, or Italian seasoning. Try this recipe today and enjoy.

What is Chicken sausage?

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Chicken sausage is a popular food in the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. The sausages come in various shapes and sizes. They are usually made from beef, pork, lamb, Chicken, and Chicken meat, which may be seasoned with herbs and spices such as garlic, cumin, coriander, chili powder, turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon, paprika, salt, pepper, ginger, cardamom, cloves, fennel seeds, marjoram, basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, rosemary, and mint.

How to make Chicken sausage?

To make Chicken sausage:

  1. Cut up some Chicken meat into small pieces, then put them into a food processor and mix them until they become minced.
  2. Add some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Combine all ingredients and form the mixture into sausages.

Tools/Equipment You’ll Need

To make Chicken sausage, you need a food processor, a grinder, a meat thermometer, and some kitchen tools such as spatulas, mixing bowls, measuring cups, whisks, knives, etc. If you do not already have these things at home, you should purchase them for making Chicken burgers.

Recipe 1 (Air Fried)

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  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Serving: 4 people
  • Cooking Difficulty: Easy
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Appetizer
  • Calories: 188 calories

Nutrition Information

Nutrition (per serving): 188 calories, 23 g protein, 4 g carbohydrates, .4 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 9 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 425 mg sodium

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of Chicken meat (light or dark meat)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Light Brown Sugar
  • two teaspoons of chopped fresh sage
  • Three-quarters of a teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Paprika, smoked, 3/4 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Crushed fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Roasted garlic powder, half a teaspoon
  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Using a fork or your hands, mix the ground Chicken, brown sugar, sage, salt, paprika, red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
  2. Form Chicken mixture into eight thin patties, 3 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick, using damp hands (the meat will puff up in the air fryer).
  3. Spray cooking spray into an air fryer basket. Separate batches of patties by approximately a quarter of an inch and place them in the basket (do not overcrowd).
  4. Fry in oil heated to 400 degrees until golden and crisp, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Recipe 2 (Oven-baked)

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  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Serving: 4
  • Cooking Difficulty: Easy
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Main course
  • Calories: 189 calories

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1031IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg

Ingredients

  • Chicken meat, 1 lb.
  • The equivalent of 2 teaspoons of maple syrup
  • Fresh sage, one tablespoon
  • Two teaspoons of chopped fresh thyme
  • One teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, just a pinch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Cook pasta in a saucepan as you normally would.

3. Cook the chicken sausage with olive oil over medium heat.

4. Next, add the butter, garlic, and sauté for 1 minute. Then, reduce heat to medium-low and add the marinara sauce, milk, cream, peas, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper; stir to combine.

5. Bring mixture to a low simmer and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until peas are cooked. Remove from heat, then add parmesan cheese.

6. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and stir to combine. Top with more parmesan cheese, and enjoy.

Recipe 3 (Slow Cooker)

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  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 5 hours 30 min
  • Serving: 6
  • Cooking Difficulty: Tricky
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Main course
  • Calories: 381 calories

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1of 6, Calories: 381kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 156mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil, divided into 2
  • A half-pound of traditional Italian Chicken sausage
  • One large yellow onion, sliced in half
  • Salt, kosher, half a teaspoon
  • One-fourth of a teaspoon of pepper
  • Four garlic cloves, Chopped
  • Pinch of dried red pepper
  • Low-sodium chicken broth or dry wine to equal 1/4 cup
  • One green bell pepper
  • One large red, yellow, or orange pepper
  • 1-pound can of crushed tomatoes

For Serving

  • Whole wheat pasta, cooked
  • A dish of zucchini noodles
  • Hoagie rolls, sliced and lightly toasted

Directions

  1. Spread some nonstick spray lightly inside a slow cooker that holds 6 quarts. Prepare a medium-high flame in a big skillet. Mix in half a tablespoon of oil.
  2. Half of the sausages should be placed in a single layer in the hot oil (do not crowd the pan, or the sausages will not brown correctly).
  3. To achieve a golden brown exterior, fry for 1–2 minutes per side (the sausages do not need to be cooked all the way through.) Then, put it in a slow cooker and set the temperature.
  4. Put another half a tablespoon of olive oil and cook the remaining sausages.
  5. Lightly raise the temperature.
  6. The final step is to add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil, followed by the onions, one tablespoon of water, salt, and pepper. The onions should take 5–6 minutes to soften and brown.
  7. For the final minute of cooking, throw in the garlic and red pepper flakes before pouring in the wine.
  8. Allow to simmer until the wine has evaporated, occasionally stirring to loosen any browned bits that may have adhered to the bottom.
  9. Place the sausages in a slow cooker, then add the onions and pan juices to the pot.
  10. Put the crushed tomatoes and bell peppers in the slow cooker.
  11. To ensure the sausages are cooked through and tender, cover and slow cook for 5 to 6 hours on low heat or high heat for 2 to 3 hours.

Notes

  • Put everything in the crock pot as suggested, but don’t turn it on until you’re ready to cook it. Crockpot ingredients can be stored in the slow cooker insert, covered, and in the refrigerator for up to a day. When ready to use it, take the insert out of the packaging and let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. With the lid on, cook on high for 30 minutes, then low for 5-6 hours, or high for 2-3 hours.
  • Refrigerate for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months, to keep leftovers fresh. Put in the fridge overnight to defrost. Reheat on low heat in a saucepan.

Why Should you choose the recipe?

Simply put, we enjoy our Chicken sausage because we allow it to be. We did not attempt to hide the fact that it was Chicken. We decided to embrace it instead. We brought out its taste and converted it into one of the best Chicken burgers.

Since Chicken sausages are often dry, we opted to add an egg to ours for cohesiveness and juiciness. Similarly, we use 94% lean ground Chicken, and we don’t advise using anything thinner than that because the burgers can fall apart otherwise.

Can You customize mine with various items?

Absolutely. Though we’re happy with ours just the way it is, there are a few changes you can make that we approve of. No Worcestershire sauce? Make use of liquid smoke or soy sauce. Try mixing some finely chopped shallots with the garlic, subbing in any herbs you have on hand for the parsley, or whipping up your cajun spice. The meat in this burger can bend.

What should I serve with the recipe?

  • Spoon generously over whole wheat pasta and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan.
  • Swap the pasta for zucchini noodles, or try our favorite: a 50/50 mix of spiralized zucchini and whole wheat spaghetti noodles.
  • Italian-style sandwich: Pile inside of split and toasted hoagie buns. Top with Provolone cheese, arrange on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is melted and golden.
  • Serve over prepared brown rice or cauliflower rice.
  • Enjoy it all on its own with a side of roasted vegetables.

Why is this My Favorite recipe?

Chickens are my favorite recipe because they taste great and are easy to prepare. They also look adorable when served at parties. The best part about them is that you don’t need fancy ingredients like fresh herbs, garlic, onion, etc. All you need is some ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg yolk, milk powder, salt, and pepper. I usually add some hot sauce too.

Things you should avoid

  • You should first avoid using too much oil when cooking Chicken sausage. Chicken sausage needs less fat than beef burgers, plus they cook faster.
  • Next, don’t use canned tomatoes for sauce. Instead, start with fresh ingredients such as onions, peppers, garlic, and mushrooms.
  • Finally, always check the expiration date on ground meat. If the meat has been frozen, thaw it out slowly before cooking.

How to Store?

  • Put everything in the crock pot as suggested, but don’t turn it on until you’re ready to cook it. Crockpot ingredients can be stored in the slow cooker insert, covered, and in the refrigerator for up to a day. When ready to use it, take the insert out of the packaging and let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. With the lid on, cook on high for 30 minutes, then low for 5-6 hours, or high for 2-3 hours.
  • Refrigerate for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months, to keep leftovers fresh. Put in the fridge overnight to defrost. Reheat on low heat in a saucepan.

Expert Tips

  • Your family can choose between a light version of this slow cooker meal with Italian sausage or a spicy version with Italian Chicken sausage, depending on their heat tolerance. Choose how spicy you’d like it.
  • Instead of using pre-cooked Chicken or Chicken sausage links, use uncooked Italian sausage still in its casing. This is often sold alongside ground Chicken in supermarkets. It can also be found in the meat section of some supermarkets.
  • I haven’t tried it yet, but I hear it goes well with potatoes, onions, and peppers in a slow cooker.

How long does it take to cook?

Cooking Chicken takes about 30 minutes to prepare, and they taste great. The key to cooking them is using a slow cooker. If you don’t want to use a slow cooker, you should preheat your oven to 350°F for 20 minutes. Then place your meat inside the range for 10 to 15 minutes.

Statistics

  • A Chicken sausage link contains 479 milligrams of sodium, about 20 percent of the maximum amount of sodium the American Heart Association recommends per day (2,300 milligrams).

Source: livestrong.com

  • According to a December 2015 journal article, these food additives increase cancer risk.

Source: livestrong.com

  • Add a tablespoon of cooking oil if you use 100% Chicken breast

Source: southernhomeexpress.com

  • The patties may be on the dry side if you use 100% Chicken breast in this recipe.

Source: theworktop.com

What Makes This Recipe So Great?

Chicken Recipe is great for those who love spicy food. The main ingredients include fresh ground Chicken, cooked rice, cheese sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and crushed red peppers. This recipe has less fat than other recipes and is easy to prepare.

Why did I choose this recipe?

Chicken Meat is delicious and healthy. This recipe has all the essential ingredients for a great meal – protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and fat. All these nutrients help keep you full longer and boost your energy levels. Also, with fewer calories and fat, you’ll feel fuller faster.

What do others think of These recipes?

Someone has shared her opinion on the internet that she made a couple of tweaks. Because she had no garlic cloves, she substituted two tablespoons of garlic powder. Because she believed the meat would fall through the grill’s grates, she cooked it in a skillet instead of on the grill.

I gave them five minutes to fry on each side in oil before flipping them. After that, She poured in enough water to cover the base of the skillet to prevent the meat from being scorched. She covered the skillet and continued to cook the meat for another 10–15 minutes on medium heat, turning it over once.

Maintained the meat’s natural moisture while ensuring it was cooked thoroughly enough to form cohesive patties. It came out with great flavor, and she will try this more.

Also, we recommend you to read our Buffalo chicken alfredo recipe and try it yourself hope you will like.

How to Cook Chicken Sausage Recipe Video

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why is the Chicken I bought so tough?

Typically, ground Chicken is substituted for beef while making Chicken meatballs. Ground Chicken contains less moisture than beef, making cooking more challenging.

2. How do you thicken the Chicken burger patty?

Bread crumbs can be used in place of flour if thickening is needed.

3. What went wrong with my Chicken patties?

The Chicken meatballs you made are dry and crumbling. More breadcrumbs and eggs will solve this issue.

4. In what ways may Chicken be made to retain its shape?

Add breadcrumbs, egg yolks, and milk to make them more sticky.

5. After cooking, how do you keep Chicken meat moist?

They will keep for up to three days if appropriately sealed.

Conclusion

To make these tasty sausages, you only need some leftover Chicken from the big day. So make a large quantity and share with loved ones at your next get-together, or save some for a quick, easy weeknight meal by freezing the extras. We’re confident that you’ll love this dish. If you decide to make it, please send pictures to your friends and family so they can see how delicious it is.

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